Climate Change & Environment

Mar 22
Women in Water Tanzania

Women, Water, and Nature-based Solutions

3.6 billion people live in areas that can experience a month or more of water scarcity each year. The authors of the 2018 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report warn that this could increase to almost 6 billion people by 2050. The report, launched during the World Water […] Continue reading

Mar 12

What does meaningful progress look like in addressing gender issues in the environment (and agriculture)?

“Human beings are at the centre of concern for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature. Women have an essential role to play in the development of sustainable and ecologically sound consumption and production patterns and approaches to natural resource management.” (United […] Continue reading

Oct 31

Water and electricity critical for women, but perhaps mobile phones first?

Over a decade ago, wandering along ridge rows of farmer’s plots in southern Africa, I would never have believed that I would be advocating mobile phones as a game changing technology for the overworked, underserviced African woman farmer. I grew up in a 1920s ranch house in northern California heated […] Continue reading